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All three localities mentioned in the article below are on Vancouver Island.  Wikipedia notes, “More than two-thirds of the Canadian fatalities occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.”  Yet cougars in British Columbia are heavily hunted–possibly overhunted.  Obviously, the Vancouver Island system of cougar management isn’t working.  Compare these statistics to those for California, where sport […]

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This is only the second attack (an encounter resulting in physical injury or death) that we have in our file for 2011.  The other was on July 31st in Alberta.  In that instance, a “little girl” suffering only minor injuries.  That cougar was tracked down and killed.   http://www.canada.com/Local+toddler+recovering+after+cougar+attack+Swim+Beach/5338321/story.html canada.com Local toddler recovering after cougar attack at […]

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Squamish is north of Vancouver on the BC mainland. Seems that Linnell & his friends did everything right.  No one was hurt, not even the cougar. http://www.squamishchief.com/article/20110614/SQUAMISH0101/110619997/-1/squamish/mountain-biker-friends-fend-off-cougar The Chief Mountain biker, friends fend off cougar Animal that jumped him wouldn’t back down, man says after Crumpit Woods incident by Meagan Robertson A Test of Metal […]

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http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/lifestyles/115255234.html WLTribune.com Get educated about cougar/dog attacks If you are experiencing a problem or concern with a cougar, call the Conservation Officer Service first and immediately, and a conservation officer will respond. The sooner the Conservation Officer Service receives the call the more effective its response will be. Photo submitted The B.C. Conservation Officer Service, […]

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“Cougars remind us of the wilderness at the heart of this land — and, as predators, of our place in it.” http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/magic+cougars/4150069/story.html The magic of cougars Times Colonist January 22, 2011 3:04 AM Cougars help make Vancouver Island what it is. Most of us never see one. But their existence confirms that the wildness at […]

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http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Hunting+cougars+ risk+scientists/4130895/story.html Times Colonist Hunting has put cougars at risk: scientists Government failing to protect big cats, conservation group says By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist Trophy hunting and habitat loss are putting B.C.’s cougar population at risk and provincial policies do not adequately protect the big cats, says a new report by three scientists from […]

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http://www2.canada.com/langleyadvance/news/story.html?id=9c233f9b-c77b-4c67-92a3-4df717788b27 A conservation officer reports that two adult cougars have been living in South Langley, Canada for several years. Tuesday, September 01, 2009 A cougar has been spotted numerous times in South Langley over the past 10 days, but the local conservation officer says residents need not worry. A pair of adult cougars have resided […]

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada http://www.alberniportal.ca/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=123 By David Wiwchar PORT ALBERNI – One specialized cougar hound is dead and another two seriously injured after a weekend attack near Rainy Bay. Veteran tracker Rod Hardie was called to the remote area at the northwestern end of the Alberni Inlet after a cougar attacked a yellow Labrador […]

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